The Honor of the Queen

David Weber
science fiction > military science fiction
The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington #2) - David Weber8.42

Right Woman, Wrong Place

It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards war as the necessary prelude to conquest, and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the so-called "Republic" of Haven – and the planet Grayson is in just the right strategic place to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty's Foreign Office had overlooked a "minor cultural difference" when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet Grayson are without rank or rights; Honor's very presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet.

At first Honor doesn't take it personally; where she comes from gender discrimination is barely a historical memory, right up there in significance with fear of the lefthanded. But in time such treatment as she receives from the Graysonites does become wearing, and Honor would withdraw if she could – but then Grayson's fratricidal sister planet attacks without warning and she must stay and prevail, not just for Honor's honor, but for her sovereign's, for The Honor of the Queen.

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Release date: 1993
Genres: science fictionmilitary science fiction
Average rating: 8.42/10
Total ratings: 7
Updated: August 26, 2021

Honor Harrington :: Series

Harrington, the heroine of the eponymous "Honorverse", is an officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy (RMN), the space navy of the Star Kingdom of Manticore. She has a genius for tactical command, often overcoming significant odds (and sometimes significant loss of life), which results in her receiving numerous awards and promotions. She is also a martial artist of note.

Belongs to the series Honorverse
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